Taiwan's Tuntex restarts Tainan PTA unit after maintenance

24 May 2013 07:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Tuntex Petrochemical on 23 May restarted its 440,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit at Tainan following a turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The planned maintenance shutdown began on 13 May, the source said.

“We are gradually lifting the operating rate, but will keep a reduced rate of around 70% in June because of poor margins,” the source said.

Tuntex typically conducts two planned shutdowns at the unit every year – one in May for a minor turnaround and another at the end of each year for a month-long maintenance.

By: Becky Zhang
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